Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has announced that Domestic flights will resume on the 8th of July
However the airports that are fully ready to operate are only Lagos and Abuja
While others like Portharcourt, Owerri, Kano and Maiduguri will reopen From the 11th of July as well
This is coming on the heels of the Lifting of interstate travel ban by the Presidential Task force
And also after due consideration, the airports will also allow to resume fully
Furthermore Schools are also to be reopen for students in graduating classes
As Domestic Flights get ready to resume, Sirika, however, notes that a date
for the international airports will be announce in due course.
The Nigerian airspace has been close since March this year
following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The statement in part reads
”The Domestic flights will commence with the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja
and the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.
The Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri airports
will reopen to flights on the 11th of July,
while other airports across the country will join on the 15th of July.
Passengers looking to travel out of the country will have to wait a bit longer
as the dates for the restart of international flights
into and out of the country will be announced later.
Passengers are highly advised to follow all the safety guidelines
and protocols put in place to ensure that the airports don’t become
channels of infection for the dreaded coronavirus.”